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New study: 4 key insights on patient lateral transfer market for forecast period 2017 - 2022

The global market for patient lateral transfer is likely to experience healthy growth and is estimated to bring in US$ 288.4 million revenue by 2022 end.


Dublin 2, Ireland, Oct 16, 2017- Healthcare workers often perform a physical task, generally transferring a patient from one bed to another, from bed to stretcher,., hence while carrying out the transfer the force is put on the back which results in back problem and pain. To avoid all these complications, manufacturers are focusing on providing non-mechanical devices that can help in easy patient lateral transfer without causing any injuries to both the patient and healthcare workers.

Meanwhile, increasing number of healthcare institutes and hospitals are also providing training to healthcare workers on properly using various techniques and materials such as transfer belts, using lateral sliding aids such as slid sheet, draw sheet,., to easily carry patient transfer process, reducing the number of injuries caused during transfer. Air-assisted lateral transfer mattresses are being used on a large scale to avoid the risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) among healthcare workers.